One of the most important sights of Reykjavík is the Hallgrímskirkja church. It is a Protestant church in expressionist style, the building looks like a row of basalt columns with different height and therefore fits really well to the island. The 74.5 meters high tower is located on a hill close to the city center and you can buy a ticket to get by elevator to the top – giving you fantastic views on the capital city. The church was built from 1945 on and was finally finished in 1986.

The church is named after the Icelandic church songwriter Hallgrímur Pétursson and the white color of the church refers to the glaciers of the country. The inside of the Hallgrímskirkja is rather plain (as you would expect it from a Protestant church) and it contains elements of the Gothic style. A wonderful quiet place in the city center and maybe the best viewpoint in the city!



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